Bigelow forced to delay Genesis II launch

Bigelow Aerospace’s Genesis II has been delayed by as much as a month to upgrade the rocket.  It was scheduled to lift off at the end of this month.

Bigelow Aerospace, the US company that built Genesis II, said in a statement: “No one ever wishes for a delay, but discovering problems and making the relevant fixes are a normal part of every launch campaign. Bigelow Aerospace supports ISCK’s prudent decision to take the necessary time to enhance the Dnepr’s systems.”

The design of the Dnepr launcher is based on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Source:  New Scientist

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